Committed to release-1.0.x and trunk. Thanks!
Issue 1200: ship-it counter doesn't work as expected (always zero)
Review Request #1021 — Created Sept. 2, 2009 and submitted
The ship-it counter never increases. This is due to a missing commit at the end of the raw SQL query. This solution is described on django's website: http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/db/sql/
Tested on my server - works fine now.